New studies show that as many as one out of seven moms suffer from postpartum depression with symptoms ranging from loss of appetite to difficulty bonding with their babies. WQED explores the risk factors, causes, symptoms and treatment options for postpartum depression and related disorders with local doctors. You'll also hear from two moms about their almost year-long battle with postpartum symptoms and find out how a group called "Baby Steps" is guiding mothers in supporting each other and finding recovery.
Original airdate: Apr 09, 2012
We’ll look at the impact Marcellus Shale drilling in our region. We find out how one group is addressing the health concerns of drilling in Southwest Pennsylvania then take a look at how a community in Washington County is benefitting from the shale drilling and we show land owners what to do when the land man comes.
For more information and to view our other specials, visit our dedicated Managing Marcellus site.
Original airdate: Mar 29, 2012
"Tony's Story" focuses on Iraq-era war veterans coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after deployment. Tony Canzonieri of Charleroi, Pennsylvania talks openly about his struggle with prescription drugs, alcohol and infidelity, and his current efforts to help other veterans now returning to the U.S. This 30-minute documentary was condensed from the 60-minute documentary, "Long Road Home," which includes the struggles of veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War and Korean War.
Original airdate: Mar 26, 2012
WQED continues "Perception & Portrayal," a series of documentaries on the image of African American men and boys, with Michael Bartley showing you what you rarely see on television. This is the story about African-American men who are "owning it" as successful entrepreneurs.
Original airdate: Mar 19, 2012
You’ll meet a former F.B.I. employee whose experience at the Flight 93 crash site prompted her to write a book. We visit Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital to learn why doctors there are treating children and adults. And we’ll find out about a program that helps children to learn by designing their own video games.
Original airdate: Mar 01, 2012
This multiple-part series explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result. The episodes also report on people and organizations working to spotlight positive rather than negative images. In this documentary, Minette Seate profiles leaders and members of Pittsburgh's Afro American Music Institute, which goes beyond teaching music to foster a culture of pride and community responsibility.
Original airdate: Feb 28, 2012
We’ll revisit the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, which honors the victims and tells the story of one of the biggest single disasters of the 19th century. Then we go on a "Segway" tour of the Clarion River Valley before going inside Bonnie's Bus, which provides life-saving mammograms to women in rural West Virginia.
Original airdate: Feb 23, 2012
When PBS's Antiques Roadshow shot new episodes in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2011, producers received thousands of requests from Western Pennsylvanians interested in showing their antiques. In this documentary, you'll go behind the scenes of the production and meet local people who learned more about their treasures.
Original airdate: Feb 22, 2012
Michael Bartley introduces us to a local group that is helping teen moms beat the odds, Michael also takes you behind the scenes of an exciting new talk show shot right here at WQED, and Tonia Caruso introduces us to a father and son who've opened the first local distillery since the end of Prohibition.
Original airdate: Feb 16, 2012